” With a good makeup brush, every woman can be an artist.”
But wait.. It’s not just about having good brushes, it’s also about taking proper care of them because no matter how cheap or expensive your brushes are; if you don’t look after them, they won’t last.
So, what is the proper way to look after and extend the life of a makeup brush? Let’s discuss.
Choosing the Right Cleanser:
Nothing fancy, as simple as that. The best cleanser in my opinion is the baby shampoo or your soap that you use to wash your face.
Just bear in mind that anything harsh or heavy-duty will dry out the bristles resulting in scratchy and frayed brushes. So use a mild soap or shampoo and your brushes are good to go.
How To Actually Clean:
Now that you have your cleanser ready, let’s get to actually cleaning them. You also need a brush mat to deep clean them. Below is a picture for reference.
The patterns on these mats make brush cleaning quick and easy.
Now wet your brush thoroughly and take a pea size amount of your favorite cleanser and start lathering it. Keep swirling the brush on mat for a few seconds and wash it with water. If there are any stains left then repeat the process or else let the brush dry.
Drying Your Brushes:
While your brushes are drying, make sure they’re not standing upright because the moisture will get into the glue and will cause shedding. So to extend the life of your brushes dry them overhanging the edge if possible or flat otherwise.
How Often You Should Wash Your Brushes?
Your face brushes (like foundation and concealer brush) must be washed at least once in three days, if they’re used daily or else it’ll cause you breakouts. Washing face brushes often is necessary because if not, it’ll also affect the performance of your brush.
For your eye brushes, washing them once a week is enough (if used daily) specially if you aren’t using a lot of dark colors.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that you should store your brushes inside your drawers so that they don’t catch dust otherwise it can irritate your skin and cause acne/breakouts.
So this is my general guideline of how you can maintain your brushes in good shape. How do you keep your brushes nice and fresh? Share your tips in the comments section and I’ll see you soon.